A Guide to Sewer Scope Inspections

Are you buying a home? Or maybe your current home has been having some problems and you want an inspection to catch the rest before they pose an immediate risk to your family? Scheduling a sewer scope inspection with your home inspection can save you thousands of dollars in costly repairs! In fact, the average cost to replace a sewer line is $5k, while additional damages can take the overall cost up to $20k! By catching the problem early, you can repair it sooner before it causes additional damage to the rest of your home.

For sewer scope inspections, you don’t have to find another company to work with. You can continue to trust AmeriSpec for your inspection needs! We partner with a sewer scope inspection company that we trust, and we can schedule your inspection for you so you have one less thing to worry about!

What is a Sewer Scope Inspection?

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Our trusted sewer scope inspectors inspect your home’s sewer line using high-tech reels and camera equipment. This allows the inspectors to look inside your sewer line, identifying any cracks, clogs or other problem areas, from your home plumbing to the city’s water line.

Normally, before performing a sewer scope inspection, the inspector will run water from all faucets to decrease any chances of equipment becoming stuck on debris in the line. And since we work with our trusted inspectors, the sewer scope inspection shouldn’t add any time at all to your regular home inspection. Plus, we will email you a narrated video from the inspection that same day!

Why is a Sewer Scope Inspection Necessary?

Sewer scope inspections can identify potential problems early on. Rather than waiting for your sewer line to fully crack or clog to notice an issue, an inspection can point out these problem areas while they are much easier and cheaper to have fixed. An early report on your sewer line allows you to stay on top of repairs, saving you thousands of dollars over time.

When Do I Need a Sewer Scope Inspection?

A sewer scope inspection is recommended if you notice any of the following signs:

  1. Strange odors (specifically sewage odors)
  2. Sewage backups or clogged sinks
  3. Healthier patches of grass on an otherwise dry lawn

Additionally, if your home was built prior to 1970 and you haven’t had your sewage system replaced since then you should consider adding a sewer scope inspection to your home inspection!

When you schedule your home inspection, let us cross one more thing off of your to do list by scheduling and coordinating your sewer scope inspection as well! Give AmeriSpec a call today at 952-854-5110 or contact us to learn more about what we can do for you!